I know I'm specifically forbidden to buy lottery tickets--or gamble at all--with my disability money, which I think is quite reasonable.
I'd actually rather like to get up a weekly poker game, were it not for the fact that most of my friends spend their free time gaming instead. However, we wouldn't play for cash, as none of us can afford it. We'd play the way my sister and her friends did in junior high--using the contents of someone's penny jar, all pennies returning to whoever owned the jar. However, very few gamblers, I suspect, are as sensible on the subject as to just play for the fun of playing the game. Apparently, to some people, the risk makes it fun.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"